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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: my 2004 crossfire's key won't turn in the ignition

I had the same problem. I had to replace the entire ignition module at my cost. It happens fast, first just sticks when turning, then a day or two later, it will lock. If you jiggle the steering wheel it will sometimes free the lock and you can turn the ignition. Just a poor design. The only way to get the ignition cylinder out is to turn the key to the on position (there are write ups on this on the internet). Most of the time that is not possible and you are stuck somewhere with no way to turn on your car. If you are able to do that do not turn the key off completely or it will probably never turn on again. Just leave it in the ACC setting until you figure out what you want to do. It is not that difficult to take the entire lock cylinder out and start the car with just the key tip that fits in the ignition slot (or a screwdriver if you have one). The only problem is that the key has a built in RFID sensor that needs to be within a few inches of the plastic piece around the key cylinder for the car to start, so even if you do that you have to find a place to stick the key to the dash right next to the ignition. Just take it to the dealer and have them fix it.

It is a very common problem and these wear out after use. A plastic actuator pushing a metal pin to unlock the key cylinder... it will be a replacement part and repair for Chrysler forever. At $525+ per repair it should be a recall, and it will happen to every crossfire owner. Mine went out at ~39,500 miles and I know it will again sometime in the car's life.

The other option is to drill out the steering wheel lock, much more difficult and extremely hard to get to under the dash. That would solve the problem forever, but most of us don't like dismantling our car's ignition and drilling into things that should not be taken apart.

Good Luck. Check out www.crossfireforum.org for other options, but everyone has had this problem.

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 chrysler crossfire resetting service light

Disconnect negative battery post for 30 seconds & reconnect. This action will reset the car's computor & remove the light.

Posted on Jan 08, 2010

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SOURCE: 2004 Chrysler Crossfire won't start. Drove in

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The battery could be low, also clean cups around battery terminals, ensure that air filter is not clogged. If problem persists, it could possibly be the alternators. :)

Posted on Apr 05, 2010

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SOURCE: my 2004 crossfire ignition will not turn the key

TRY ANOTHER KEY.KEY COULD BE WORN.

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a 2004 chrysler crossfire and the key is

Please go to: http://www.crossfireforum.org/forum/tsbs-how-articles/33074-sticky-ignition-key-fix.html

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

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